Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

install to different hard drive

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 6:53:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

okay i have 1 250G HD with three partitions, C: is only 5G and is only for OS
but whenever i try to install something from a CD it automaticlly attempts to
install in C:, what do i have to do to get it to install on a different
partition?

More about : install hard drive

Anonymous
August 3, 2005 8:07:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

By default it will always try to install to C: drive,however in the open box
of the program youre trying to install,use the browse button.browse to
another
drive or partition.Be sure to install it to a new folder.

"Help!!" wrote:

> okay i have 1 250G HD with three partitions, C: is only 5G and is only for OS
> but whenever i try to install something from a CD it automaticlly attempts to
> install in C:, what do i have to do to get it to install on a different
> partition?
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 8:22:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I think that there is little point in installing most apps on a separate
partition from the OS. Most apps will write to the registry, some will add
files to system32 folder, or C:\program files\common files, or other system
folders and to the application folders of user accounts. In case of having to
reinstall the OS, such info would be lost and you would need to reinstall all
apps as well anyway.

"Andrew E." wrote:

> By default it will always try to install to C: drive,however in the open box
> of the program youre trying to install,use the browse button.browse to
> another
> drive or partition.Be sure to install it to a new folder.
>
> "Help!!" wrote:
>
> > okay i have 1 250G HD with three partitions, C: is only 5G and is only for OS
> > but whenever i try to install something from a CD it automaticlly attempts to
> > install in C:, what do i have to do to get it to install on a different
> > partition?
Related resources
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 10:57:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Help!! wrote:
> okay i have 1 250G HD with three partitions, C: is only 5G and is only for OS
> but whenever i try to install something from a CD it automaticlly attempts to
> install in C:, what do i have to do to get it to install on a different
> partition?


Ask the programmers of all of the various applications to rewrite their
programs to not do this. There's nothing else you can do.


--

Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having
both at once. - RAH
August 4, 2005 4:40:47 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I think a 5gb C drive is a little tight, even for only the o/s
I have a similar setup and C has 6.25gb used
I keep apps on another partition, only so I can remember what was installed
if I ever have to blow C

"Help!!" <Help!!@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CF4B86DA-11EE-42C1-A2DE-07E5BFC0D8FD@microsoft.com...
> okay i have 1 250G HD with three partitions, C: is only 5G and is only for
OS
> but whenever i try to install something from a CD it automaticlly attempts
to
> install in C:, what do i have to do to get it to install on a different
> partition?
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 12:38:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Help!! <Help!!@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>okay i have 1 250G HD with three partitions, C: is only 5G and is only for OS
>but whenever i try to install something from a CD it automaticlly attempts to
>install in C:, what do i have to do to get it to install on a different
>partition?

It depends on how the installer program is written. Most allow you to
choose where the app will be installed. But even if you choose a
different drive, some DLLs and drivers may be written to C:, and
entries may be made to the registry, which always resides on C:.

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
Slattery_T@bls.gov
!